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Linda
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Hometown:
Wyckoff
About Me:
Goodbye cubicle, hello to the life I've only known in my daydreams.... hey road less travelled, here I come!

Last summer I spent 2 weeks on an all-paddle trip on the Colorado River - I feel so blessed to have experienced the majestic Grand Canyon in this way. The time that I spent on that river was the beginning of an awesome journey for me. I am amazed , still, that beauty can be powerful enough to take breath away and also give life, all at the same time!

I met personalities and people from all walks of life on my trip. Parents brought their children for a "bonding experience" and to "make memories", one person that I met was terminally ill but had always wanted to see the canyon in this way, some were repeat customers who had been unable to shake the canyon and the RIVER from their thoughts, others went along just because someone else planned the trip for them. Three others went alone, just because, ... just like me. Crazy folks, different folks, folks I really learned from.

I went on that trip very nervous, but returned home powerful and changed. Initially I thought I'd just come home and slip back into my life as I had always done before, after a vacation. Thought I'd be able to "go through the motions" and just collect more paychecks. This was not the case, not the case at all. That river put a spell on me. Best thing that could've ever happened.

Funny how things don't always turn out how you planned, huh?

Last week I handed in my resignation at my insurance job. I'm finally ready to take that step forward that I've been afraid to take for so long. I don't have a "set plan" like I've always had in the past. All I know is I just want to go west for the summer - decompress, work hard in a beautiful place, figure things out, OR, maybe, just maybe NOT try to control my life for once, perhaps just let my life happen - what a nice thought. Scary, yes? Strangely I am more excited than scared though!

Glad to know I'm not the only one! Thanks Coolworks!
Last Seasonal Job:
N/A - I'm a rookie!
Dream Job:
A job with horses for now would be just fine

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Full Time at the South Rim anyone??

Posted on August 1, 2008 at 10:16am 0 Comments

Looks like I may have an opportunity to be a trail guide (on "mule back") down the Bright Angel Trail! Wow! .... this is not a seasonal but a full time position. Looking for any insight/experiences/comments that you can share regarding full time work out there..... I would really appreciate it and look forward to hearing from you!

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At 7:03am on July 24, 2008, jeff said…
hey.....are you still around?
At 6:13am on July 15, 2008, jeff said…
hey linda...where are you these days??
At 4:51pm on June 30, 2008, jeff said…
hey linda....the day has come....your outa there...did you hear from anyone yet??you probably have a few to choose from dont you....stay positive...have a beer...relax....everything will fall into place....
At 5:55am on June 26, 2008, jeff said…
yes linda...you are right....i take it that you have not been contacted about getting a job...yes...be patient..im sure its hard waiting...where in particular are you looking?what area?what jobs are you looking to get into??now...relax...take a deep breath...have a beer on me....think positive....it will come...
At 6:23am on June 25, 2008, jeff said…
hey linda...whats going on??anything interesting happening?
At 4:44pm on June 18, 2008, jeff said…
i totally understand how you feel and i'm glad to see you do something about it...i think 35 is a summer chicken,isnt it??lol.lol....im almost 44...and yes..young at heart also...
At 4:17pm on June 18, 2008, jeff said…
hey linda...sounds great...i'm east of the mississippi too....dreaming about the west....i think its a great decision....mine will be soon one day....just curious....how young at heart are you??
 
 
 

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